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i bought some thera gold as a cheep alternative to experiment with. Put it on some naturals I'am messing with. Problem is that i cannot keep the bands from slipping at the fork tips. Ive got nice grooves for the wraps to settle into. I am using thin strips of the gold to wrap with. I do a few wraps, fold the tag over and finish wrapping with the tuck method. Here a picture. You see one side is already about to go, maybe 20 shots.
The groves are about 1/8 deep and wide.
 

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Groves don't really do much, I say that you can wrap your wrapping band one time around the frame and then start wrapping the bands over that wrap. But what helps that most is wrapping the band and then folding the leftover and wrapping over that again

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i'll give the wraps in the groove first a try. I already fold the tag over and wrap over that.

Yes i see many don't use grooves at all.
 

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Groves don't really do much, I say that you can wrap your wrapping band one time around the frame and then start wrapping the bands over that wrap. But what helps that most is wrapping the band and then folding the leftover and wrapping over that again

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i'll give the wraps in the groove first a try. I already fold the tag over and wrap over that.
Yes i see many don't use grooves at all.
No problem, just do 1 or 2 wraps first and it should be good, let me know if it works for you

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Well, so far so good. About 30 shots and it's holding tight. I did however break one rule of tuning, change one thing at a time. I wiped both the band and the wrap strips with denatured alcohol. I could tell quite a bit of difference in tackiness.
So I'll just do both from now on.
I'll fling some more after lunch and let ya know.

Thank you both, Grumpy, for the replies.
 

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Thanks folks.

I did do a wrap first on the forks as suggested. Then i tried String slaps suggestion of wider strips, that made a big difference! I could feel the difference when wrapping. Used the office rubber band suggestions also, that works good as well and I don't have to fuss with laying out and cutting strips.
Thanks again.
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Update on the band slippage.
You guys already know, but the single biggest help I've found to work is wider wrapping strips. I am cutting the strips from band material at about 1/4"wide and it is solid as can be. Banded up a couple that I didn't even put grooves on and like y'all said, they don't need grooves. The last two I didn't even put down a wrap first, just to see. Worked fine.
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